Deluxe Twice Baked Potatoes with Shrimp

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Deluxe Twice Baked Potatoes with Shrimp Deluxe Twice Baked Potatoes with Shrimp

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min
Difficulty: Moderate

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4 (6 to 8-ounce) russet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked all over with a fork
Vegetable oil, to coat potatoes
4 slices bacon
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch
4 green onions, thinly sliced, white and light green parts; dark green parts chopped, for garnish
1 cup grated Cheddar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper





Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Rub the potatoes with vegetable oil and put them on a baking sheet. Bake the potatoes until tender, about 1 hour.

While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 7 minutes. Transfer the slices to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, then crumble. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of bacon grease from the skillet.

Cut the shrimp into thirds. Reheat the bacon grease over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, Cajun seasoning, and a pinch of salt. Cook until the shrimp are opaque, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes.

When the potatoes are done, let them cool slightly (leave the oven on). Slice off the top third of each potato and carefully scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Scoop out the potato from the top third, and add that to the bowl, then discard the skin. Leave about 1/4-inch border of potato inside the skin. Mash the potato flesh with 1 teaspoon salt, the green onion, cheese, butter, sour cream, mayonnaise, and black pepper. Stuff the potato skins with the filling, mounding any extra on top. Divide the shrimp on top of the potatoes and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon. Return the potatoes to the oven on the baking sheet and bake them until heated through, about 15 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven, sprinkle with the reserved chopped green onions and serve.

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I made the potatoe recipe for me and my husband's Anniversary along with brussel sprouts and rib eye steak and cheese cake.We watch your shows all the time and your sons. Thanks so much for the recipe and tell Michael Thank you too. Thanks Jackie Holland

By Jackie Holland on October 11, 2012


All I can say is outstanding.

By GILERT E SMITH SR. on June 15, 2012


I made these a few weeks back and they were out of this world. Gone in a flash!! Next time I will have to make double. Thanks for the great recipe!!!

By karen grant on December 07, 2011


I have made this more times than I can count. When I first saw you make this on the FoodNetwork, I fell in love! Now, it's one of the most requested dishes in my house!

By Melissa Buck on November 28, 2011



By YVONNE on September 27, 2011


Hey Paula - I just wanted you to know two things. First is that I am friends with two of your high school buddies. Barry Holden and John Seay. They live/work here. The other thing is that Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes is one of our favorite recipes at my house. Like you I am was a single mom feeding two g-r-o-w-i-n-g boys. (They are now 25 and 23) The first time I made these my youngest son said, "Oh mom these are great, tomorrow we can have sausage stuffed potatoes, and the next night chicken stuffed potatoes, and the next night ham stuffed potatoes and the next night steak stuffed potatoes, oh and yes bacon stuffed potatoes!" Needless to say we really enjoyed this recipe and the creativeness of it. He is getting married in March and I will include this recipe in the book I plan to prepare for his bride. Thanks for your inspiration in so many ways Paula. I hope I am as good of a mother in law as you appear to be. Son's are the best! I am still looking for my Tug Boat Captain though. smile tinye

By Tinye on August 17, 2011


I made this last night, and my picky eaters LOVED IT. Paula and her hubby nailed this one. This is a great dish for your meat and potato man. Try it ladys!!!! Thanks Paula

By Southern Lady on July 21, 2011


Made these a couple of week ends ago and I have to make them again this week end. Not everyone in my family eats shrimp so I had to delete that portion out of the recipe. But they still turned out delicious and it is all my kids have been asking for. I do think this week end I will make a couple with the shrimp for those of us who do eat it.

By mbritt on March 06, 2011


Yowwwesa! Slap yo grandma silly good!

By Jane L. Sanders on March 06, 2011


I thought this recipe was outstanding! I mixed some of the shrimp and the bacon in the potato filling, and then also topped the potato with them. SUPER GOOD!

By gatorgal21 on January 24, 2011


Instead of using the bacon grease, I crisped turkey bacon in the microwave and cooked the shrimp in olive oil w/a pat of butter- still delicious

By Anonymous on October 01, 2010

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